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Darius Carlos Rucker born May 13, is an American singer and songwriter. The band released five studio albums with him as a member and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Rucker co-wrote most of the songs with the other members. Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Nashville as a country music singer, releasing the album, Learn to Live that year. In , he became the first black American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association , and the second black person to win any award from the association. A second album, Charleston, SC , was released on October 12, The album includes the number one singles, " Come Back Song " and " This ". His third country album True Believers reach No. Country charts. His first country Christmas album, Home for the Holidays reached No.
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Rucker went on to a successful solo career as a country music artist. Rucker was born on May 13, , in Charleston, South Carolina. Rucker later described his childhood as a "typical Southern African-American upbringing," involving long hours at church on Sundays and enduring various financial struggles. At many points in his life, his mother, two aunts, maternal grandmother and 14 children lived together in a three-bedroom apartment. The Rucker family was very musical, and Darius frequently sang around the house to his mother's Al Green and Betty Wright albums.